24 X 100 Reusable Silage Tarps, Bunker Covers for the Occultation Process of Weed Control
Why are 24 X 100 Reusable Silage Tarps, Bunker Covers for the Occultation Process of Weed Control all the rage?
See for yourself! Here is a snippet from an article from these Cornell University authors from Extension.org :
“The use of black, impermeable, plastic tarps placed on the soil surface prior to planting could reduce weed pressure, decompose crop residue, and preserve prepared soil for several weeks. This article assesses the potential uses of tarps in organic vegetable systems to reduce or even replace tillage by controlling weeds and decomposing crop residue.”
Haley Rylander, Cornell University
Anu Rangarajan, Cornell University
Ryan Maher, Cornell University
Brian Caldwell, Cornell University
Aleah Butler-Jones, Cornell University
Read the whole article here: Reusable Black Tarps Suppress Weeds and Make Organic Reduced Tillage More Viable
Our 5 Mil Black / White Reusable 24 Ft. X 100 Ft. Silage Tarps aka Bunker Covers are used to choke out weed seeds.
There are other bonuses with using Silage Tarps, too!
These tarps will aid in keeping your soil dry and also will assist in warming your soil in the spring. You just can’t beat it!
Simply stated, the process of Occultation is nothing more than cutting off the soil from sunlight. In doing so, warmth and moisture are trapped underneath the Silage Tarp. This then in turn brings the weed seeds out of dormancy. Many, if not all of the weed seeds will start to sprout, but then suffocate and die without air and sunlight.
Silage Tarps need to be in place for not less than 3-4 weeks during the summer. Keeping the ground covered with a Silage Tarp for several more weeks is necessary during the winter months.
For a Reasonable Investment, Using Silage Tarps is Uncomplicated, Effective & Exceptionally Beneficial.
Our 24 x 100 Silage Tarps come in a 3 Foot x 10 Inch Roll. The 24 Ft. x 100 Ft. Silage Tarps are shipped by Fed Ex Ground and are easy to handle!
Available at Check Out are a couple of Add-On items:
A 3″ Roll of Silage Tarp Tape can be added at Check Out.
And a set of 15 (14″ x 26″ with Ties 2000 UVI) Sand Bags are also available as an Add-On to your order at Check Out.